The West to East Bhutan tour offered by Imperial Lotus Tours is an unforgettable journey that takes visitors on a comprehensive trip through the length and breadth of the country. This tour offers guests a chance to experience the diverse culture and natural beauty of Bhutan, starting from the western districts of Paro and Thimphu and ending in the eastern districts of Trashigang and Mongar. The tour includes visits to iconic landmarks such as the Tiger's Nest Monastery and the Punakha Dzong, as well as remote villages like Ura and Merak. The journey through Bhutan also includes stunning drives through winding mountain roads, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. Imperial Lotus Tours provides knowledgeable guides and comfortable accommodations, ensuring that guests have a seamless and enriching experience. The West to East Bhutan tour is an exceptional way to explore the true essence of Bhutan, with its unique culture, pristine wilderness, and warm hospitality.
Arrive in Paro Upon arrival in Paro, you will be met by your tour guide from Imperial Lotus Tours and escorted to your hotel. After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan, and the Paro Rinpung Dzong, a stunning fortress built in 1646. Overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Paro
Paro After breakfast, hike to the iconic Taktshang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900 meters above the valley floor. In the afternoon, visit the Drukgyal Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang. Overnight in Paro.
Day 3: Paro – Thimphu
Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. En route, stop at the Sangaygang viewpoint and the Takin Preserve Centre. After lunch, visit the National Memorial Chorten, National Library, Zorig Chusum (The School of Thirteen Arts), Traditional Medicine Institute, and Folk Heritage Museum. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha
Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas. Visit the Chhimi Lhakhang, the Temple of Fertility, and the Punakha Dzong, the Palace of Great Happiness. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 5: Punakha – Phobjikha
Drive to Phobjikha, one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas and the winter home of the endangered Black Necked Cranes. En route, visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and Gangtey Gompa. Overnight in Phobjikha.
Day 6: Phobjikha – Trongsa – Bumthang
Bumthang Drive to Trongsa and visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral home of the Royal Family. Then visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, before continuing to Bumthang. Overnight in Bumthang.
Day 7: Bumthang
After breakfast, visit the Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Jakar Dzong. In the afternoon, explore the town of Jakar. Overnight in Bumthang.
Day 8: Bumthang – Mongar
Drive to Mongar, en route visit the Ura Valley and enjoy a picnic lunch. Overnight in Mongar.
Day 9: Mongar – Trashigang
Drive to Trashigang, the easternmost district in Bhutan. En route, visit the Drametse Monastery, which is famous for its masked dances. Overnight in Trashigang.
Day 10: Trashigang
After breakfast, visit Trashigang Dzong and the nearby villages. In the afternoon, visit the Radhi village and learn about traditional weaving. Overnight in Trashigang.
Day 11: Trashigang – Trashi Yangtse
Drive to Trashi Yangtse and visit the Chorten Kora, a stupa patterned after the famous Bodnath Stupa in Nepal. Overnight in Trashi Yangtse.
Day 12: Trashi Yangtse – Bumthang
Drive back to Bumthang and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bumthang.
Day 13.Bumthang – Phobjikha
Start early in the morning and drive to Trongsa, which takes approximately 2.5 hours.Visit the Trongsa Dzong, the largest dzong in Bhutan, and explore the town.After lunch, continue the journey to Phobjikha Valley, which takes approximately 3.5 hours.Check into your accommodation and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 14.Phobjikha – Paro
After breakfast, start the journey to Paro, which takes approximately 5 hours. route, stop at the Dochula Pass and take in the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. Visit the Punakha Dzong, one of the most beautiful and historically significant dzongs in Bhutan. Continue the journey to Paro and check into your accommodation for the night.
Overnight in Paro.
Day 15. Departure:
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Paro International Airport for your departure flight. Your tour with Imperial Lotus Tours comes to an end.
Imperial Lotus Tours is delighted to offer you an exceptional journey through the enchanting kingdom of Bhutan. To ensure complete clarity about the services included in your tour package, please review the following terms and conditions regarding inclusions:
(Please note that the services mentioned above are exclusively included in your tour package. Any additional services, activities, personal expenses, or purchases (e.g. Airfare, Any expenses of personal nature such at laundry, table drinks, telephone calls etc.) not explicitly listed as included in this agreement will be at your own cost.)
Imperial Lotus Tours is committed to providing you with an enriching and seamless travel experience in Bhutan. We hope you enjoy your stay in this extraordinary kingdom and make unforgettable memories.
Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of value-added options to enhance your travel experience in Bhutan.
1. Cultural Immersion:
Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of cultural immersion experiences, including;
1. Traditional Bhutanese cooking classes.
2. Archery lessons.
3. Dance performances.
These activities provide a deeper understanding of Bhutanese culture and traditions, and are a great way to connect with the local people.
2. Wellness Activities:
Bhutan is known for its focus on wellness and mindfulness, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of wellness activities to help you relax and rejuvenate. These include;
1. Yoga and meditation sessions.
2. Traditional hot stone baths.
3. Adventure Activities:
Bhutan is a great destination for adventure activities, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of options, including;
2. Mountain biking.
3. White-water rafting.
These activities provide an opportunity to explore Bhutan’s stunning natural beauty and challenge yourself physically.
4. Customized Itineraries:
Imperial Lotus Tours can customize your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to focus on cultural experiences, wellness activities, adventure activities, or a combination of all three, Imperial Lotus Tours can create a personalized itinerary that meets your needs.